February 18, 2020
At 12:59 PM Tuesday February 18, 2020 a Burlington Police Officer on patrol reported smoke coming from a house near the 2000 block of Mason Road. The Burlington Fire Department was dispatched and arrived at 1:02 PM to 2106 Mason Road to find the attached garage of the home engulfed in flames. The fire entered the attic as well as some concealed spaces of the house. Firefighters worked to bring the fire under control declaring it extinguished by 2:59 PM.
The single family house, owned and occupied by Ronnie Spiker and Judith Carlson, sustained extensive damage and is insured. Damage estimates are still being assessed, but will exceed $250,000 in fire, smoke, and water damage. Mr. Spiker and Ms. Carlson were both at home at the time of the fire and were able to escape without injury. The house had working smoke detectors, but they did not alert the occupants early in the fire due to the fire being in the garage.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Burlington Fire Department and is not considered suspicious.
Eleven on-duty Burlington firefighters responded to the fire and were assisted by four West Burlington firefighters responding on automatic aid. Superior Ambulance assisted by responding to other medical calls for service. Seven off-duty Burlington firefighters were called in to help. Fire crews remained on the fire scene until 4:57 PM. There were no injuries.
Mark Crooks, Fire Marshal